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I listen to music, I watch movies, I write words. I drink coffee, I read books, I play music. I live in the rust belt. My heart belongs to 60's, 70's and 80's cosmic and sci-fi horror, and any movie where a person melts. As a child, I used to rewind Raiders Of The Lost Ark obsessively to watch the nazi melt at the end over and over again.

Booksprayer Summer Reading Club: Heavy Metal Movies by Mike “McBeardo” McPadden

Booksprayer Summer Reading Club: Heavy Metal Movies by Mike “McBeardo” McPadden

Tweet As a full-bore, long haired, 80’s obsessed, denim-n-leather fan of Heavy Metal Rock Music, I immediately knew, upon first hearing the faintest hint of the impending existence of a book like this, that I needed to own it.  I pretty much adore compendium ‘reference’ level tomes like HMM because dorks like us exist for […]




Once again, better late than never. Best Albums of 2011

Once again, better late than never.  Best Albums of 2011

Tweet Oh, what the hell. This has been sitting in my documents folder since early December, might as well post it.  I’ve finally had a chance to put it all together and polish the edges.  I’d like to thank my wife for purchasing me a desk and desk chair for Valentine’s Day, now I can […]




All My Sabbaths Are Black: “November” record reviews ;) Better late than never.

All My Sabbaths Are Black: “November” record reviews  ;)  Better late than never.

Tweet OK, it’s February.  So sue me.  Not like much worthwhile has been released in the past 4 months anyways.   I had two reviews half written for the longest time.  The file actually says “November record reviews” and I left it that way so I’d know what a fuck I am for not getting it […]




All My Sabbaths Are Black: October Record Reviews

All My Sabbaths Are Black:  October Record Reviews

Tweet I got it done!  Finally!  After many setbacks, my first record review column for The Bloodsprayer.  I missed most of the release dates on these (Most came out in September, but it’s not like release dates matter that much anymore.) but at least they are current.  Since this isn’t a “music oriented webzine” I’m […]




Album of the month: Univers Zero – Heresie (1979)

Album of the month:  Univers Zero – Heresie (1979)

Tweet   How do you base an entire review on one portion of one song? I could write this entire piece on the first 6 minutes of “La Faulx” and be satisfied in the thought that I steered no one wrong. Univers Zero formed in 1974 and recorded their first, initially self titled album (renamed […]




Per… Un Mondo di Cristallo: Italian Prog Rock of the early 70’s

Per… Un Mondo di Cristallo: Italian Prog Rock of the early 70’s

Tweet I’m a music geek that has no issues watching grainy footage of a foreign screen ingénue casually vomit lamb entrails while bleeding from thousand-yard-stare eyeballs, but if given the choice, I’d rather be in my room with my stereo, music collection and guitars obsessing over liner notes for a Mountain reissue. Horror cinema really […]